This year our Refugee Welcome Hampers will be distributed through JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service). You may wish to make a financial donation as outlined:
Donations can be made specifically for our foodbank or to assist in our general support services for asylum seekers in the community. Here are some examples of how financial donations will assist people and their families:
- $50 could provide a vulnerable family with a supermarket voucher, enabling them to buy essentials such as rice, flour, tea, and fresh vegetables for the week.
- $150 would provide a fortnightly allowance for the food, travel, and medical needs of asylum seekers living in the JRS Blaiket Shelter in Elizabeth Bay.
- $450 would assist a family seeking asylum with their basic fortnightly living expenses; including food, travel, and medical needs.
- $40 would pay for an Opal Card to help pay for weekly train and bus fares to get asylum seekers to and from important appointments with lawyers, doctors, and potential employers.
Collection for the annual Refugee Welcome Hampers will commence next Wednesday, 8 June. We ask that the girls bring in items to school and place them in the marked boxes in the Chapel foyer. The final date for collection will be Wednesday, 22 June.
The list below is the suggested items for each year group:
Yr 7 Rice, cous cous, pasta
Yr 8 Soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper
Yr 9 Tetra pack juices (preferably not poppers but larger tetra packs)
Yr 10 Raw lentils, raw chick peas
Yr 11 Tinned soup, fruit, tomatoes, tuna, salmon (all ring pull); plastic containers of fruit
Yr 12 Peanut butter, raw almonds, cashews, pine nuts, dried fruit (raisins, apricots), oil (peanut, vegetable, olive, etc). Please ensure that any nut products are in completely sealed/unopened packaging.
Please note: JRS do not require the of the following items as they are difficult to distribute and will have to be redistributed to other charities or disposed of:
- No vegemite, porridge, baked beans, tinned spaghetti or tinned vegetables.
- Heavy or bulk items that are difficult to split
- At this point we cannot accept material items such as clothing, furniture, books, toys or appliances. Please talk to us if you have these items and we can recommend organizations that can accept them.
The Loreto Kirribilli community has always been most generous in supporting this wonderful cause and we thank you for your support again this year.
Sharon O’Keeffe (Ms)
Director of Mission